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American Workers Are Optimistic About Their Own Resilience

Friday, June 30, 2023

Despite vast challenges, Americans are upbeat about their careers. [A man in business attire uses a mop.] 2/3 of workers believe a job exists that is a better fit for them than their current job. [A man in business attire looks down a winding road with flags at intervals.] 71% feel positively about the job opportunities available. [A bar graph illustrates 71%.] 4 out of 5 employees feel optimistic as it relates to their career. [Five people stand in a row. A box borders four of the people.] Nearly 22% of US workers are dissatisfied with their current jobs; 27% do not feel empowered at work. [A gauge showing unhappy, neutral, and happy-face emojis points at the unhappy face.] 38% of workers feel they don’t have the ability to advance at their current job. [38% of a brick wall is shaded in.] Of those looking or expecting to look for a new job in the next six months, said they would be more likely to stay if their organization did more to upskill them. [A woman looks at four gears and a lightbulb overlayed on a set of lines. 68% of another gear is shaded in.]

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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